Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-28-2015, 08:10 PM   #1
Member
 
chent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Toronto
Posts: 64
Mattress Replacement vs. Topper

We just received our x213 and as newbies need some advice for making this bed a little more comfortable. It has a 72x74 King slide out. I originally thought I'd just replace the mattress with one that would work on a box spring but realized that can't be done given the dimensions of the trailer and doors etc. Its impossible to move a full sized mattress in there.

I have a pretty sensitive back, the DH can sleep on/through anything. Any suggestions? Is there a 36" single out there that I could maybe put two in side by side?

Would love your thoughts. Thanks All!

ps. I didn't want to hijack the other mattress thread as I wanted to know if anyone has used a real mattress not just a topper. TIA
__________________

chent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2015, 05:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
cekkk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Murrieta
Posts: 2,421
A mattress provides (or doesn't) support for the body. A topper just adds plushness. We went with an air mattress and liked it so much we put one in our home. And you can lay it on the plywood board. Two air bladders let's each person select a firmness that suits them. And you don't have a problem getting it inside. They aren't cheap, but in our trailer we bought a low end one and added a pad on top of the one that came with it. Best of both worlds and we didn't pay another thousand for more padding. It's a bit long, but releasing some air when we close takes care of that problem.
__________________

__________________
'11 Eagle 320RLDS
'02 F350 PSD Dually 4WD
DW's Ride, '13 Expedition
cekkk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2015, 05:53 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 1,068
I would suggest you look around for a memory foam mattress. I bought my mattress for my last trailer from overstock.com. It was a 3 layer foam mattress for a couple hundred dollars if I remember correctly. Being that it is foam, you can cut it to size and not affect the integrity of the mattress like you would a traditional mattress.


Again, being foam you can squeeze, twist and contort around bends and get it where you need it.
spoon059 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2015, 08:55 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: New Braunfels
Posts: 19
We just got a Comfort Rx 2" Orthopedic Gel Foam Mattress Topper from Walmart $27.88.
It made a world of difference!!
__________________
2015 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4wd
2014 Jayco Swift 287BHBE
Jtovar7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2015, 08:59 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Aurora CO
Posts: 2,336
I don't have a box spring in mine just a really nice mattress. You only live once - enjoy it
__________________
Jim & Kim from Colorado

2014 Eagle 30.5 RLS
2015 Dodge 3500HD SRW 6.7L
Click on my profile for Mods and notes
Jmooney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2015, 09:33 PM   #6
Member
 
chent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Toronto
Posts: 64
Thanks all. I'm into the 'you only live once' place... Plus I'm a bit of a 'princess and the pea' when it comes to that stuff.

I'm thinking of going the 2x twin mattress and a topper to make it feel seamless. IKEA has euro twin sizes that should fit.

I'll let you know how it works out!
__________________
2015 X213
2014 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel
Aspiring Off-Gridders
chent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2015, 03:45 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Calgary
Posts: 796
We bought a foam mattress from IKEA for our "queen" and ended up trimming 6 inches off the length for a better fit. Works great and much better than the coil mattress the trailer came with.
A custom foam shop can also cut you a mattress to your specs very easily and inexpensively. You could even get different firmness's for each side. Similar to what you want to do with two twins. Hopefully the twins are the right size.
__________________
2014 Jayco Swift 281BHS, 300W Solar!
2015 F250 XLT 4x4 Crew Cab, Short box, 6.2 gas
Subaru297 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2015, 03:56 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Hattie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 711
Think ahead ...

A caution, however, to those of you who have storage under the bed accessed by lifting the plywood platform at the foot of the bed. It was REAL easy to get into with the Jayco-supplied mattress but adding a 3" foam topper (Costco) makes it lots harder to lift. I'd hate to lose all that storage with a less flexible option.
__________________
Hattie
"I just go where I'm towed to"

Genealogy Community Social Group Moderator
__________________________________
2015 White Hawk 25BHS w/Outdoor Kitchen
2015 GMC Sierra SLT 2500HD Z71/4x4 Duramax
Son's 2016 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4x4 + gifted 1984 Coleman Sequoia Tent Trailer
Hattie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2015, 06:23 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 291
We spent the weekend camping in our new Jay Flight 23rb. I was worried about the Denver mattress that has a sort of "pillow-top" and the comfort it would provide. I actually slept well on it without any memory foam under or on top of it. We'll see how the next trip goes but did sleep well with less back/hip pain than I have while at home.
__________________

gloryb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.